R&D Senior Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred

SAIC (www.saic.com)


  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC’s National Security and Space Sector (NSS) is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Advisory (SETA) services to a customer within the Intelligence Community (IC) in Chantilly, VA. This customer is responsible for designing, building, and operating national security–related systems based in space, in the air, and on the ground.

NSS has an opening for a senior-level engineer to provide SETA services to an IC customer responsible for conducting basic and applied Research and Development (R&D), maturing and transitioning promising technologies to evolve and revolutionize GEOINT, SIGINT, resiliency, and communications overhead applications.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide front office programmatic and technical advice and support to government director and deputy director
  • Directly support government office director with managing an expansive R&D portfolio comprised of over 200 projects
  • Provide programmatic and technical support and recommendations to IC customers in preparation for senior-level acquisition and engineering review boards
  • Develop IC customer guidance for annual reviews focused on prior year technical performance, upcoming year projected financial execution, and FYDP budget request
  • Develop briefings and other documents to communicate / advocate R&D initiatives to senior IC customers, ODNI, and Executive and Legislative Branch personnel
  • Facilitate programmatic and technical collaboration across R&D offices and groups


  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM and 15 years of related experience
  • 10 years of experience supporting the IC
  • 5 years of experience with IC acquisition, budget, and contracting processes
  • DoD or IC R&D project management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and energetic environment
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Effective interpersonal skills and strong briefing and writing skills
  • Aptitude for on-site SETA work

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in STEM and 20 years of related experience
  • 15 years of experience supporting the IC
  • 10 years of experience with IC acquisition, budget and contracting processes
  • 5 years of IC R&D project management experience
  • 5 years of government program management experience in the IC
  • Experience and ability to coordinate with DoD and IC R&D organizations


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. Full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work onsite at an SAIC location. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer requirements which may include mandatory vaccination, mandatory attestation regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory weekly or bi-weekly testing.